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In an ableist world, underground dance music spaces continue to be vital for marginalised communities and the socially shunned. But how inclusive are clubs and festivals for autistic and other neurodivergent people? And what can be done to improve this? Here, event producer and music writer, Rihana Osman, speaks to neurodivergent ravers, academics and club owners to investigate

There is no one way of definitively describing autism or the ways it affects people due to it being a spectrum condition, but according to...

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The growing awareness around the prevalence of neurodivergence within electronic music has led many to wonder if they might be neurodivergent too. Here, following up his 2022 exploration of the topic, AuDHD writer and DJ Harold Heath investigates, speaking to DJs, producers, publicists and coaches about their experiences

Read our 2022 feature exploring the relationship between neurodiversity and dance music here

Last year’s Association For Electronic Music (AFEM) survey into neurodivergence in the...

Coaching service for people with ADHD working in the music industry launches

A coaching service for people in the music industry who have ADHD has been set up by a former manager at the Association for Electronic...

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Neurodiversity refers to a wide range of neurological conditions including ADHD, autism, dyslexia and Tourette syndrome. After being diagnosed with ADHD and suspected autism earlier this year, DJ Mag writer Harold Heath began to wonder: is there a particularly high number of neurodivergent people in the scene? Here, he embarks on a personal journey to try and understand the relationship between neurodiversity and dance music, and its wider relevance within the scene

I’m Harold Heath: music writer, former small-time DJ/producer, and life-long club culture fanatic. Earlier this year I was diagnosed with ADHD and suspected autism. Why...

Neurodiversity in electronic music industry explored in new AFEM survey

The Association For Electronic Music (AFEM) wants to help make the electronic music industry a healthier place for people with neurodiverse conditions.

The results of...